1. Veteran Combine a Win-Win for NFL and Players, but Must Be Handled Carefully

    Next month in Indianapolis, this year's incoming crop of rookies will take part in the NFL Scouting Combine...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 33,940 reads 77 comments

  2. NFL Free Agents 2015: Who's Guaranteed to Break the Bank?

    The playoffs aren't over yet, but for 28 of the NFL 's 32 teams, 2014 is already in the rearview mirror. For those franchises, the process of getting better for the 2015 season ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 172,278 reads 135 comments

  3. Falcons Wise to be Patient in HC Search, Wait for Seahawks DC Dan Quinn

    The pieces are starting to fall into place. In just the past 24 hours, three NFL teams have hired new head coaches...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 11,580 reads 51 comments

  4. NFL Playoff Predictions 2015: B/R's Conference Championship Projections

    Time flies when you're having fun. It seems like only yesterday that the Green Bay Packers traveled to Seattle to face the Seahawks on opening night 2014, a game that ended in an emphatic Seahawks victory...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 84,775 reads 234 comments

  5. How Did Things Get so Bad so Fast for the Denver Broncos?

    My, oh my, how quickly things can change in the NFL . At the beginning of the 2014 season, the Denver Broncos were viewed as one of, if not the leading contenders to represent the AFC in Super Bowl XLIX...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 22,311 reads 89 comments

  6. Hiring of Todd Bowles Continues Positive Momentum for Floundering New York Jets

    The New York Jets have become something of a punchline in the NFL in recent years, a team known more for locker-room rifts and sideshow signings than for winning football games...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 80,244 reads 134 comments

  7. Does Duron Carter Bring More to NFL Table Than Famous Father?

    Over the past few months, there's been quite a bit of buzz surrounding CFL wide receiver Duron Carter. The youngster has been linked to at least a dozen teams, including the Minnesota Vikings...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 24,474 reads 48 comments

  8. NFL Playoff Predictions 2015: Expert Conference Championship Picks

    And then there were four. After last weekend's divisional round, only two games remain before Super Bowl XLIX. On Sunday, the Halas and Hunt trophies will be awarded to the champions of the NFC and AFC, respectively...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 99,019 reads 107 comments

  9. Bleacher Report's Post-Divisional Round Weekend Awards

    The NFL 's "Final Four" for the 2014 season is set. On Saturday, the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks advanced to their respective conference championship games. They were joined on Sunday by the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 139,796 reads 318 comments

  10. Contract Extension for Joe Philbin Commitment to Mediocrity by Dolphins

    In 2014, the Miami Dolphins went 8-8. It was the second straight season that the team posted that record, and the sixth straight season that the Dolphins have missed the postseason...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 8,085 reads 87 comments

  11. What Atlanta Falcons' Front-Office Restructuring Means for Team's Future

    After back-to-back disappointing seasons that culminated in a humiliating blowout loss to the Carolina Panthers in a winner-takes-the-NFC South Week 17 game, there are big changes afoot in Hotlanta as 2015 dawns...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 9,159 reads 16 comments

  12. Star Lotulelei's Injury Is Back-Breaking Blow for Underdog Carolina Panthers

    As we ready for the divisional round of the 2014-15 playoffs, the Carolina Panthers are the week's biggest underdogs. According to Odds Shark , the powers that be in Las Vegas have installed the Panthers as 10...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 13,533 reads 57 comments

  13. NFL Playoff Predictions 2015: B/R's Divisional Round Projections

    Now things get really interesting. On Saturday, the divisional round of the 2015 NFL playoffs gets underway, which can mean only one thing—time for the big dogs to eat...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 148,984 reads 221 comments

  14. NFL Playoff Predictions 2015: Expert Consensus Divisional Round Picks

    The tournament is underway. The 2014 NFL playoffs began this past weekend, with four teams moving on while four more saw their seasons end. In the case of the Arizona Cardinals, it happened in the most ignominious way possible...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 129,132 reads 290 comments

  15. The Atlanta Falcons Need Many Things, but Doug Marrone Isn't One of Them

    As 2015 begins and the Atlanta Falcons try to shake off the stink of a losing season punctuated by a devastating blowout loss in Week 17 that cost the team the NFC South, the team is in the market for any number of improvements...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 17,831 reads 22 comments

  16. Bleacher Report's Post-Wild Card Weekend NFL Awards

    The 2015 NFL playoffs are underway, and Wild Card Weekend is in the books. Already, four teams have advanced to the divisional round, while another quartet of teams has been sent packing...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 43,103 reads 119 comments

  17. Can Jeremy Hill Carry Bengals If Andy Dalton Falters vs. Colts?

    For the fourth time in four years, the Cincinnati Bengals are in the playoffs. For the fourth time in four years, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton will try to lead the Bengals to their first postseason victory since January 6, 1991...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 3,726 reads 16 comments

  18. Best Candidates to Replace Doug Marrone as Bills Head Coach

    After a 9-7 season that saw the team in playoff contention for much of the year, the Buffalo Bills weren't expected to be a team that would be in the market for a new head coach in 2014...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 32,028 reads 47 comments

  19. NFL Playoff Predictions 2015: B/R's Wild Card Projections

    The 2014 regular season has come and gone in the NFL . Many things went more or less as we expected. The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks are back in the playoffs. The Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns? Not so much...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 174,422 reads 233 comments

  20. Bleacher Report's 2014 NFL All-Pro Team

    It's been a wild 2014 season across the National Football League. In 2014, we saw any number of jaw-dropping individual efforts. Whether it was Houston Texans defensive end J.J...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 124,112 reads 544 comments

  21. Bleacher Report's 2014 NFL All-Rookie Team

    2014 is drawing to a close, and with the year's end came the end of another regular season in the NFL . It was a season that saw many first-year players make big contributions...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 92,180 reads 250 comments

  22. NFL Playoff Predictions 2015: Expert Consensus Wild-Card Picks

    The NFL 's second season has begun. On Saturday afternoon, the march toward Glendale, Arizona, and Super Bowl XLIX begins in earnest. Thirty-two teams began the quest, and now only 12 remain...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 181,484 reads 234 comments

  23. Bleacher Report's 2014 NFL Awards

    Hard though it may be to believe, the 2014 NFL regular season has come and gone. Sunday's action marked the end of the line after 17 weeks. Division champions have been crowned...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 129,985 reads 490 comments

  24. NFL Predictions Week 17: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Projections

    It's all come down to this. Only a single Sunday remains in the 2014 regular season. For many teams across the NFL , that means simply playing out the string. For some, a loss does more to help them in the future than a win...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 195,304 reads 183 comments

  25. NFL Picks Week 17: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    It's all come down to this. After a long offseason, weeks of training camp, a month of preseason games and 16 weeks of regular-season action, the playoff fates of any number of NFL teams will come down to Sunday's slate of games...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 238,825 reads 577 comments